This week presented me with situations that instilled a lot of fear; both personally and professionally. Acknowledging the fear, moving through it, and using it to elevate my own work process and how I communicate with the world gave me a chance to do my very best work. I hope we are all using fear and anxiety as a motivator, and not a paralyzing handicap.

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Welcome to Season 2!!!

Welcome to 2019!  We are back celebrating life, luxury, and above all else, love.  This episode talks about the challenges, successes, and opportunities of 2018 and how they set up my business for the coming year.  

This podcast is a space for creatives and businesses to discuss our art, our processes, and how we communicate with the world.  I am very excited about the changes I have made to my business.  I am - once again - speaking to my clients in a very real and intentional way. I've gotten very vulnerable, very open, and I sharing how it feels to break a business open and re-build it so that it serves not only my clients, but how it serves me as an artist.  

Thank you for coming along with me on this journey - I cannot wait to see what this year has in store for all of us as a community.

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Episode 28: When to Stop Wedding Planning

I am in Napa Valley on a site inspection with a couple that hired me to plan a beautiful, elegant wedding at a very boutique vineyard. Throughout the process today, it became clear that something was wrong. It took a lot of courage, and some very difficult conversations, but together as a team we decided that this couple needs to stop planning and cancel their wedding. All of the teams that we had engaged or incredibly supportive and understanding. Because at the end of the day, we deal in humanity. And taking care of people is what’s important.

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Episode 25: Time to Say Goodbye

Wedding Planner Podcast.

Last night I finished what will be my last corporate event for a client I have had for 8 years. As a legacy client, they have been more than a part of my Andrea Eppolito Events family, they are a part of my real life. But the reality is that our businesses have gone in different directions. What they now need is not what I do, and the creative work that I want to produce is beyond their needs. And so we said goodbye in a way that respected our past and secured an open door for the future.

It raises the question: Do we end relationships with the same level of respect that we begin them with?

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Episode 13: B. Freed Photography | Celebrity. Weddings. Portraits. Festivals

Brian Friedman is the owner of B. Freed Photography.

What do a handful of couples have in common with Taylor Swift, Coldplay, and Beyonce? They have all been photographed by Brian Friedman, owner of B Freed Photography. Sure, he shoots celebrities. But weddings have his heart.

Brian gives the average man tips on how to select a wedding photographer, and how to be more comfortable in front of the camera.  He is currently developing a YouTube channel for freelancers, and seeks to bring joy to people's lives through his photography. 

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Episode 12: Special Correspondent to the Royal Wedding Maria Nardi

Podcast about the royal wedding.

Together, we discuss the reaction that the British have had to Meghan Markle, and how the past 30 years have brought the monarchy into modern times.  We discuss the press, how she is perceived as “other” and why in the end, no on really cares.

Maria Nardi is a 30 year veteran of the events industry. She lives intercontinentally between San Fransisco and London, England. She is here to discuss the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle.

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Episode 11: Corey Nyman of The Nyman Group, Labor Wines, and Cooking with Corey

Coffee talk from the kitchen table with Corey Nyman. Corey is a principle at The Nyman Group, a Hospitality Consulting Firm. He is also the founder and owner of Labor Wines out of Oregon. 

Corey values a life well lived, and believes in celebrating a Tuesday just like it's a Saturday. His latest project, Cooking with Corey, inspires people to cook at home for a wonderful experience every night.

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